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discouragement

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  • noundespondency
  • nounrestraint
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Synonyms for discouragement

noun despondency
  • hopelessness
  • pessimism
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despair
  • disappointment
  • discomfiture
  • dismay
  • downheartedness
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • cold feet
  • loss of confidence
  • low spirits
  • the blues

Antonyms for discouragement

  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • confidence
  • encouragement
  • happiness
  • hopefulness
  • joy
  • catalyst
  • incentive

More words related to discouragement

backset

noun. setback
  • disappointment
  • discouragement
  • downfall
  • lapse
  • meltdown
  • relapse
  • reversal
  • reverse

brake

noun. stopping device; check

depression

noun. low spirits; despair

despair

noun. depression, hopelessness

desperateness

noun. despair

despondence

noun. sadness
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